The Tokyo Olympics, which were postponed for the whole year are approaching, but a major decision regarding the games is still the final decision. The latest big decision has been hinted at by new organizing committee chairman Seiko Hashimoto and revolves around international fans who can attend the summer event.
Japanese newspaper Mainichi reported on Wednesday that the decision not to allow international fans had been made. The committee has not said anything concrete about the matter, but is currently discussing the matter with IOC President Thomas Bach, among others, according to the Associated Press.
“If the situation is difficult and will make (Japanese) consumers worry, it is a situation we need to avoid happening,” Hashimoto said of the matter.
The Mainichi newspaper report came before Hashimoto’s meeting with Bach earlier this week.
No matter what the fans’ final decision is, Hashimoto revealed that an official decision will be made on March 25th. Currently being discussed by Hashimoto, Bach, President of the International Paralympic Committee Andrew Parsons, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike and Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa.
While there likely won’t be as many fans as usual for the Olympics, the “fanless option” is not one that the organizers are considering, according to AP.
The rescheduled Olympics will start on July 23.
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